Classics


My First Car: Brand Pretorius

Brand Pretorius is one of the elder statesmen of the SA auto industry, having made a career from his passion.  He turned around McCarthy, and he now mentors and lectures on business leadership.  John Fraser caught…


Mercedes-Benz Straight 6 Engines

In days gone by, Mercedes-Benz was the last word in refinement. Silky smooth straight sixes were the order of the day and while slightly less practical to package than a V6 motor of equivalent capacity, the…


MY FIRST CAR: Jeff Osborne

An interview by John Fraser on behalf of The Cape Messenger Jeff Osborne is a well-known figure in the world of motoring. He is now the CEO of Gumtree Auto South Africa. The Cape Messenger caught…


Alfa Romeo V6… The best engine ever?

The banter around which manufacturer created the best mass production motor is hot amongst the motoring community. No one is ever right, and let’s face it, bias always trumps in the hotly contested top trumps of…